Ken Millar, director of P-3 program for Australian Aerospace, is discussing sustainment of the the Royal Australian Air Force P-3 fleet.
Australian Aerospace became a Lockheed Martin P-3 Service Center in 2000 and primarily supports the RAAF.
The company provides engineering support, integrated logistics support, supply chain management and training for RAAF technicians.
Australian Aerospace learned from other P-3 operators' experience with the airframe, and leveraged lessons learned from other fleets' maintenance programs.
A primary Australian Aerospace contract is the Block Upgrade Program for the RAAF. The program groups together upgrade projects to maximize efficiencies in Australian P-3 maintenance time.
Australian Aerospace's goal is to improve aircraft availability to the operators.